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Govindasvāmi

Govindasvāmi (or Govindasvāmin) (c. 800 – c. 860) was an Indian mathematical astronomer most famous for his Bhasya, a commentary on the Mahābhāskarīya of Bhāskara I, written around 830. The commentary contains many examples illustrating the use of a Sanskrit place-value system and the construction of a sine table.

His work "Govindakriti" was a sequel to Āryabhaṭīya and is lost. His works have been quoted extensively by Sankaranarayana (869 AD) and Udayadivakara (1073 AD) and by Nilakantha Somayaji.

References

  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Govindasvami", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • Gupta, R. C. (1971). "Fractional parts of Aryabhata's sines and certain rules found in Govindasvami's Bhasya on the Mahabhaskarya". Indian J. History Sci. 6: 51–59.
  • Jha, S. K.; V N Jha (1991). "Computation of sine-table based on the Mahasiddhanta of Aryabhata II". J. Bihar Math. Soc. 14: 9–17.
  • Meijering, Erik (March 2002). "A Chronology of Interpolation: From Ancient Astronomy to Modern Signal and Image Processing" (PDF). Proceedings of the IEEE. 90 (3): 319–342. doi:10.1109/5.993400. Archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 28 January 2007.

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